MiG-29 planes of the Strizhi (Swifts) aerobatic team perform during the international air show in Belgrade September 2, 2012.Reuters
Four fourth generation MiG-29 fighters and a modernized Mi-8MT transport helicopter have joined the Russian Erebuni airbase in the Southern Military District in Armenia following an overhaul, the Southern Military District's press service said in a statement.
The planes and the helicopter were delivered to a military airfield in Yerevan from the Krasnodar territory on board military transport planes, the press service said.
"The fourth-plus generation frontline fighters and the Mi-8MT helicopter will be assembled by the airbase's engineering staff and put into operation. The airbase's pilots will start flight tests of the MiG-29 fighters in mid-March this year," it said.
A modernized MiG-29S has also been delivered to the airbase.
All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
to our newsletter!
Get the week's best stories straight to your inbox